The Perfect Autumnal Ramble: Koetschette

Located in the southern edge of the Eislek region, Laurent Jacquemart- from Hiking in Luxembourg- leads you on a walk through the western part of the ridge between Rambrouch (lux. Rammerech) and Grevels (lux. Gréiwels), one of the most elevated areas of the country with the “Napoléonsgaard” raise (554 m).
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13 October 2020

Start at the parking of the school campus, on the road-side between Koetschette (lux. Kietscht) and Arsdorf (lux. Uerschdref), just behind the roundabout. Past the pub in the roundabout, head southeast until you reach the forest. According to legend, outlaws were hanged here on a gallows in the middle of ancient beeches. Since then, this mysterious and creepy place is haunted by the ghosts of the hanged at witching hour. Some of the beeches had to be cut down, due to their caducity.

After a short forest walk, cross the rural village of Schwiddelbrouch, belonging to the municipality of Rambrouch. Leaving the village behind you, enjoy the nice views over the hilly countryside. At the road to Eschette, turn left towards the ridge and cross the CR 308 country road. East of your position, you can see the “Napoléonsgaard” with the antennas and its water reservoir tower, built in 1928. On the northwestern horizon, across the valley of the Upper Sûre, which you can’t see from your position, lies the village of Boulaide (Bauschelt).

Keep going towards Arsdorf, lying on a valley floor, nearly 130 metres below the peak of the route. At the washhouse, turn left and get back to the starting point on a long but gentle ascent.

AP Koetschette (10,3 km  – Auto Pedestre)

Region: Eislek

Duration: 2 h 10 min

Elevation: 409-528 m

Level: easy (4/10)

Walking ground quality: good